Pope and Anglican leader agree on closer relations

After offering a home in his church to disaffected Anglicans, Pope Benedict XVI assured the archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday that he is still committed to seeking closer relations between Catholics and Anglicans.

Archbishop Rowan Williams said he came away convinced there was no “dawn raid” on his church by Rome, telling Vatican Radio he wishes “every blessing” for those who want to become Catholics.

Williams and Benedict met privately for 20 minutes in what the Vatican called “cordial discussions,” as part of what has clearly been a difficult visit by the Anglican leader.

The Vatican said in a brief statement that the two leaders “turned to the challenges facing all Christian communities” and the need “to promote forms of collaboration and shared witness in facing these challenges.”

Pope and Anglican leader agree on closer relations – Yahoo! News.

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